…make that score without the “s.”
That’s right, just one game is on the schedule tonight. And I’ll be there at Gould Park in Dobbs Ferry to chronicle it. Dobbs will try to win its third straight and confirm its standing at the top of Class C. Tuckahoe hopes to rebound off last week’s loss to Bronxville and regain some confidence.
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Friday’s game —
Dobbs Ferry 40, Tuckahoe 0
Dobbs Ferry 40, Tuckahoe 0: At Gould Park in Dobbs Ferry, the Eagles built a 34-0 halftime lead. They outgained the Tigers 352-61 on offense, and quarterback Spencer Avalos added a 45-yard punt return and a fumble recovery. John Yozzo-Scaperrotta had two sacks and recovered a fumble and Matt Fata added another sack for the Eagle defense, which surrendered just 23 yards in the first half.
Avalos had now led Dobbs to a 3-1 start in his first season under center. He spent four games last year at halfback before he was moved to left guard for the final four games.
“At quarterback there’s always pressure — especially in this town — to do well,” Avalos said. “I just took it as a challenge that I wanted to overcome. For now, it’s a pretty easy transition for me.”
Added first-year coach Jim Moran: “He’s been everything and more.”
Tim Soave rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, including a 37-yarder on the first play of the fourth quarter. Avalos added 96 yards on five carries and completed a pass to Soave for another 20 yards.
Eddie Ritch had 54 yards rushing, including a 26-yard TD, before he left the game after suffering what is believed to be a thigh bruise late in the second quarter. Ritch’s injury was the Eagles’ only real concern on the night.
“He’s the one who stretches teams horizontally,” Moran said. “If he’s hurt, we’re in trouble.”